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It’s official – the chicken came first

Monday, 18 March 2013, 11:26 am | ChildFund

Baby chicks have long been a hot Easter favourite among Kiwis trying to avoid calorie laden treats, and have featured in the top five choices of ChildFund’s Gifts that Grow purchases since the catalogue began in 2006, with over 56,000 being gifted to ... More >>

It’s the Camel that counts this Christmas

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 9:10 am | ChildFund

This Christmas, child sponsorship experts ChildFund New Zealand suggests Kiwis consider a gift guaranteed to get people talking this season. When shopping for that difficult person to buy for, a bonafide camel can leave a heart-warming impression. It doesn’t ... More >>

Kids more concerned about pollution than natural disasters

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 11:09 am | ChildFund

Kiwi kids more concerned about pollution than natural disasters, shows unique global survey A global survey from ChildFund released today reveals New Zealand children are more concerned about pollution in our environment than they are of natural disasters. ... More >>

Schoolgirls secure red carpet line up

Monday, 12 November 2012, 10:00 am | ChildFund

A star-studded cast including Hobbit actor Mark Hadlow and other stars of the small screen to support ChildFund New Zealand at its ‘Pens against Poverty’ Gala Premiere. More >>

Well-known Kiwi Dads go bare this Father’s Day

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 2:42 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand and a host of well-known Kiwi dads are asking fathers around the country to bare their ‘souls’ and soles to help children in developing countries this Father’s Day, by asking them to go barefoot. More >>

Kiwi sisters tackle 700km Vietnamese cycling challenge

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 10:29 am | ChildFund

Motivation to peddle the gruelling 700 kilometre cycling trek the length of Vietnam is never far from mind as two New Zealand sisters, Sally Hewlett and Kim McVinnie, raise funds and awareness for ChildFund’s Vietnam Appeal. They’re putting that ... More >>

ChildFund NZ provides unique inspiration this Mother's Day

Monday, 23 April 2012, 1:51 pm | ChildFund

Giving birth and becoming a mother is one of life’s defining moments, creating the opportunity for a lifetime of Mother’s Days. To do this safely, nearly 85% of Kiwi mums are registered with a lead maternity carer who provides professional ... More >>

Actors, playwrights join students for ‘Pens Against Poverty'

Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 1:24 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand’s Young Playwrights Challenge, ‘Pens Against Poverty’ is fast gathering momentum with a respected line up of judges from New Zealand’s acting, writing and directing fraternity forming the judging panel, and school registrations ... More >>

ChildFund isn’t candy-coating the gift of bunnies on Easter

Monday, 12 March 2012, 10:27 am | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand isn’t candy-coating the gift of bunnies this Easter. While many of us spend money and indulge in multiple chocolate bunnies at Easter, for those living in the developing world the gift of real rabbits offers a far more practical ... More >>

Sow the seeds of love this Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:37 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund is encouraging New Zealanders to reconsider the traditional Valentine’s Day bouquet, and sow the seeds of love instead with a gift of vegetable seeds to a family in the developing world. More >>

School students wanted for ‘Pens Against Poverty’

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 2:09 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand joins forces with leading playwright, actors and schools for inaugural national scriptwriting challenge More >>

Horn of Africa Food Crisis Emergency Appeal

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 4:30 pm | ChildFund

As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in the eastern Horn of Africa ChildFund New Zealand is asking New Zealanders to contribute to an emergency appeal to support children and families affected by the severe and ongoing drought. More >>

Marathon fundraiser for ChildFund New Zealand

Friday, 1 July 2011, 12:11 pm | ChildFund

Participants in the first ever Jerry Clayton BMW North Shore Marathon will be running for a good cause, with ChildFund New Zealand announced as the official charity for the event in August. More >>

Twenty-one years of ChildFund in New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 12:22 pm | ChildFund

A unique 21st birthday celebration takes place in Auckland on Wednesday (22 June) as a group of some of the longest serving child sponsors gather to celebrate 21 years of supporting children in developing countries through ChildFund New Zealand. More >>

ChildFund Emergency Appeal for Japan

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 4:15 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand is asking New Zealanders to contribute to an emergency appeal to support the relief efforts in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami this week. More >>

ChildFund Emergency Appeal for Indonesia

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 3:00 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand is asking New Zealanders to contribute to an emergency appeal to support the children and families displaced by the Mount Merapi volcanic eruptions. More >>

ChildFund asks for help for African mums

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 12:44 pm | ChildFund

The plight of mothers and babies in the developing world is the focus of a ChildFund New Zealand appeal running this month. More >>

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a Bovine gift

Monday, 9 February 2009, 2:32 pm | ChildFund

The Year of the Ox means prosperity and fortitude in Chinese tradition, yet as many Kiwis ring in this Chinese New Year with lavish festivals and feasts, children in impoverished countries have nothing to celebrate. More >>

ChildFund Seeking Adventurous Kiwi Teachers

Thursday, 14 August 2008, 4:20 pm | ChildFund

ChildFund New Zealand is inviting applications from up to 24 Kiwi teachers to travel to Zambia for 10 days in 2009 as part of the ChildFund Global Schools programme which seeks to help boost the quality of education in Zambia while exposing Kiwi teachers ... More >>

Christmas gifts with a difference

Monday, 3 December 2007, 4:46 pm | ChildFund

If you’re finding Christmas shopping a chore this year, why not spice it up by buying a sheep farm for dad, an orchard for mum, or perhaps start a library for your best friend? More >>